Square Enix has confirmed that the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy XV is now delayed. The game will be released on November 29, instead of September as previously announced.
“As the director and lead of this project, I wish to personally apologize for the additional wait. As a team, we want Final Fantasy XV to achieve a level of perfection that our fans deserve. We kindly ask for your understanding.” – Hajime Tabata
“From the moment we joined this project, our vision was to create a level of freedom and realism previously unseen in the series. Regrettably, we need a little bit more time to deliver on this vision and are confident that this new release date will help us achieve this,” said Hajime Tabata, FFXV’s game director.
Well, in retrospect, a 2 months delay isn’t that bad. Especially when it’s time spent to polish up the game and clear any existing bugs. Final Fantasy XV is a huge game, and nobody wants a big buggy game now, right?
The digital version of the game’s movie tie-in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is unchanged, and will be released on August 30th. The disc version of it and Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV’s release dates, however, will be determined at a later time.
You can also catch Tabata’s video announcement here (turn on caption for the English translation)